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The White Elephant

144 Weld Street, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-586-6611
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“thai food” (18 reviews)
“curry” (16 reviews)
“coconut prawns” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
144 Weld Street, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
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11 - 20 of 143 reviews

Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

Delicious!! A small restaurant that makes a huge impact in our town. Service and food will exceed any expectations. So lucky to have this restaurant in our community!!

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

A colleague and i wanted to try this restaurant for lunch as i have heard many great things about the place, but had never actually been there myself mainly because of my scepticism of terrible thai restaurants on the island .... Well i was extremely...More

Thank wubadubalublub
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Delicious, freshly prepared Thai cuisine, with fun and courteous service! We went on a Thursday evening and it was a busy night, but our food arrived in a timely manner! Our group has many different dietary requirements but everyone was satisfied and enjoyed everything. The...More

Thank BeezNeez68
Reviewed March 30, 2017

We love this little place, just off the main drag in Parksville. It always seems quite busy so go early to get a good table! I really like their salad rolls, coconut prawns, and their yummy peanut sauce. Everything we've tried so far has been...More

Thank Tunetigress
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

Great value! Great food! Great staff!! I love the massaman curry, coconut prawns are hand done in house! Love.

Thank S S
Reviewed March 17, 2017

Just had a delicious lunch . We shared a curry and a stir fry . Very fresh and flavourful . Nice folk , even family helping . One can see why they have stayed in business .

Thank Vanc0uverIslanders
Reviewed March 1, 2017

We just returned from lunch at one of our favourite restaurants in Parksville - The White Elephant. A smallish restaurant serving delicious and fresh Thai food. A popular spot with locals, it is highly recommended. They also do a busy take-out service. A large and...More

Thank cottampointpainter
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Ordered the panang curry, beef basil stirfry, coconut prawns, and Tom Yum Goong soup. Each item was presented very meticulously, and was very flavorful. We cook a lot of thai food at home and it was very delicious and well-crafted. We were happy with the...More

Thank ashley s
Reviewed December 23, 2016

We actually ate here back in February, making the mistake of heading into a restaurant on the Friday night before Valentines, without reservations. However, the staff were very accommodating, finding us a table, ensuring we understood that there would be need for it in about...More

Thank Lynda D
Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Yes! It is the best Thai food in town by far. Aside from the usual pad Thai, and tom yam soup, they also offer a variety of curry Thai dishes. Their colourful mixed salad is also something worth a try. Roland, the owner is always...More

Thank Nancy L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 144 Weld Street, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Parksville
  • Phone Number: +1 250-586-6611
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